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Alumnus Bishop Basil: ‘Seminaries are like the heart of the Church’

Pradeep Hatcher

The Right Reverend Bishop Basil delivered a heartfelt address in support of St. Vladimir’s Seminary and all Orthodox Christian seminaries in North America. His Grace, bishop of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (AOCANA), was speaking at the Seminary’s Jazz Night in Wichita event Friday, June 1, 2018.

His Grace, who received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from St. Vladimir’s in 1973 and a Doctorate of Divinity from the Seminary in 2010, was joined by Seminary President Archpriest Chad Hatfield and other alumni and friends at the event. Hear Bishop Basil’s entire address below.

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From Gulu, Uganda to North America, to Guatemala

Simon Menya

Simon Menya, a 2nd-year seminarian from Gulu, Uganda, recently accompanied four other St. Vladimir’s seminarians on a missionary journey to Guatemala, under the auspices of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). Happily, Seminarian Simon has recorded a thorough description of his Team’s travels through the provinces of Huehuetenango and Escuintla, culminating at Lake Amatitlán—his official report to OCMC, his sponsoring agency. His travelogue is full of warmth, sincerity, and captivating descriptions of the Team’s engagement with local residents and their customs, and so...

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